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Pink Moss Agate Necklace

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The disc beads appear to be moss agate but are also a bit pink. Its meant to be a choker but its too small for me so I'll have to take off the toggle and use another clasp. Perhaps add 2 small beads. But in looking at the photographs the round beads that are a pink topaz, they stand out more in the pictures than really but I'm wondering if I should just use the agates with pink or green smaller disc beads and not use the opaque pink topaz at all.

Please offer any advice. I'm so used to doing traditional classic symetrical necklaces that I'm not confident at all.


20mm pink moss agate from LB,14mm czech opaque pink topaz, 10mm czech pink picasso, 8mm czech green picasso LB, 8mm green/pink czech, 6mm green czech, 4mm swarovski olive, antique brass findings with large wavy spacers from LB, toggle and other findings are from my stash.

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  1. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    I like the pink with the moss agate. I love that whole side. The other side looks unbalanced to me. The size/shape/color of those beads don’t seem to tie in with the agate. I find asymmetrical pieces very hard to do. :-) Maybe starting off slower when doing them would be easier? For instance, just changing up a few beads at a time instead of a whole side.

  2. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Beautiful colors, Nancy ! Asymetrical often mystifies me, too – - but (counting from the left), if you moved the 5th agate bead to the top of the 3 smaller beads on the right, I think it might look more balanced. Just a thought – - -

  3. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    thanks for your comments…. I think I’d better stick to what I know and am comfortable with.

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Pink looks great with the Agate, the other side is unbalanced, you need something bigger, don’t give up, you will get it, asymmetrical has to be balanced, try first with the beads of similar size, or if with smaller go for double strand on the opposite side :D

  5. deleted
    deleted says:

    I like how you’ve combined the pink-toned agate with the pink crystals, and I would go for symmetry with just those two components and some silver chain, maybe this one from LB:


  6. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I’ve decided for symmetry as you suggest and its laid out but with 6mm beads rather than chain around the neck. Already ordered additional brass bead caps. It needs something warm. The 6mm beads are alternating greens and pink topaz duplicating the colors of the agate and large czech pink topaz – much better, I think, than what I did with the first necklace I believe. I’ve added more agate as well.

  7. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I found some other smaller pink beads that I’m going to use in place of chain that I think will be pretty. Its very close to the color of the largr pink topaz beads. It is after all spring. :)

    I thank you all for your suggestions. I really appreciate it. Proves to me to go with what I know and am comfortable with. I’ve done asymetrical in the past that were ok but they were more subtle.

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